Your exclusive invitation to explore reefs and islands forgotten by time. 5 & 6 night trip options
The Torres Strait Explorer Trips offer exclusive access to the islands and reefs of the Torres Strait Islands
- In 2018 explore islands and reefs never before fished by a charter operation
- Fishing either Warrior, Hibernia, Cumberland Reefs or Bramble Cay
- GT casting, trolling, jigging and light tackle reef flats fishing
- 80ft Mothership and a range of guided 18-25ft centre consoles
- 5 night (4 days) and 6 night (5 days) trips, with fly-in access to Masig Island
- Only 4 trips annually to this location
The Torres Strait Explorer gives you a chance to fish off each of our vessels, with a maximum of 9 anglers per trip (3 anglers on each of the 18-25ft centre consoles). Accommodation is either private or shared aboard the mothership, and you will rotate between the centre consoles for a unique fishing experience at each location. You can book a Torres Strait Explorer trip as either an individual angler, or you can organise your own group and talk to us about customised pricing options for whole boat bookings.
Pricing for the Torres Strait Explorer Trips starts from $5250 per person, plus transfers ex Cairns.
Locations & Species
The Torres Strait is home to a number of absolutely fantastic fishing locations, and we offer access to this area for only 4 trips per year. It really is among the most exclusive fishing in the world.
The pristine reefs and islands offer a truly unique adventure, with over 3000sq nautical miles to explore. We use Masig Island as the start and finish point for the trips, and fish different areas of the the reefs and islands each week so that each group of lucky anglers are fishing an area untouched for over a year.
This truly is a rare opportunity.
The locations we fish are chosen each week by the guides based on weather, previous fishing and time of year. Our objective is to choose the best area to take you on your trip to ensure the best fishing experience for all of the key species we target.
Boats Used on This Trip
Torres Strait Explorer trips use our 80ft Mothership and a range of guided 18-25ft centre consoles. We cater for a maximum of 9 anglers, with the option to cater for whole group bookings of 12 anglers. We fish 3 anglers on each of the 18-25ft centre consoles. You’ll rotate between all the boats during your trip to experience everything that each location has to offer.
Torres Strait Explorer trips offer you the following fishing options throughout the areas visited:
- GT lurecasting
- Light tackle trolling for a range of pelagics and reef species
- Bluewater trolling and jigging for large pelagic or reef species
- Flats fishing for permit, GTs, goldens and blue bastards
- Remote estuary fishing for barra, fingermark and queenfish
- Light tackle jigging and soft plastic fishing
- Micro jigging and light tackle lurecasting over the reef flats for a huge range of species
- General reef fishing
Torres Strait Explorer trips depart Masig Island, which is accessed via transfer from Cairns. The transfer fee also includes a traditional welcome to country from the Masigalgal people and transfers and refreshments while on Masig Island. Nomad Sportfishing organises all transfers on behalf of our guests to ensure you have the right times booked in for our ongoing connections. The cost for these transfers is covered by the transfer fee listed for each trip in our Rates and Dates.
Depart Cairns and fly to Horn Island, then on to Yorke Island in the Torres Strait (timing varies from trip to trip). Experience a traditional Welcome to Country by the Masigalgal people on Yorke Island, before meeting our crew. Meals and accommodation provided onboard our 80ft mothership Odyssey.
DAY 2 to DAY 5/6
(4-5 full days fishing)
Fish from 7:30am til 4:30pm, meals and accommodation provided onboard our 80ft mothership.
Disembark the mothership Odyssey at Yorke Island and fly to Horn Island, then on to Cairns (timings vary from trip to trip). You may require an overnight stay in Cairns on this day, subject to flight schedules.
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